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The Niger Trigger, also known as the Redtooth Triggerfish or Redtoothed Triggerfish, is a popular and striking species of saltwater fish that is native to the Indo-Pacific region. These fish are named for their distinctive red teeth and attractive coloration.


These saltwater fish require a larger tank size of at least 125 gallons with plenty of swimming space, hiding places, and live rock for grazing. They are relatively hardy and can adapt to a variety of water conditions, but they prefer a stable environment with consistent water parameters and a salinity level between 1.020-1.025.


The Niger Trigger can grow up to 10 inches in length and has a relatively aggressive temperament, making it less suitable for a community tank. They may become territorial towards other fish, particularly other triggerfish, and may require a larger tank or species-specific setup. They are also known for their ability to rearrange and even damage coral and other decor, so it's important to provide them with sturdy and well-anchored structures.


These fish are omnivores and require a varied diet that includes both meaty and plant-based foods. They will happily eat a variety of live and frozen foods, as well as high-quality pellets or flake foods designed for omnivorous fish.

Niger Trigger

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